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1. Web's most comprehensive reference site on bookmarks for books   /   2. Website of a Swiss company producing art bookmarks

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"An amazing and LARGE site about bookmarks"  - University of Michigan about Mirage Bookmark website  
 
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 NEW - AUCTION OF VINTAGE BOOKMARKS - check out our BOOKMARK AUCTION
 

   


WOVEN OLYMPIC GAMES 1936 BOOKMARK


Historical bookmark issued to promote the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Available in our
gift shop.

 
VICTORIAN CALENDER BOOKMARK FROM 1896

Diecut bookmark displaying a calender of the year 1896 on the back issued by the British company Brown & Polson which published advertising calender bookmarks between 1878 and 1897. Rare and sought after bookmark offered on our Slow Auction.
Available in our
Gift Shop

              
Attention bookmark collectors: Currently, we are selling vintage rare bookmarks
from our collection in our
Gift Shop. Don't miss to check out.

  
       EARLIEST HISTORY OF BOOKMARKS       
Did you know that bookmarks can look back on a history of 2000 years?
Read more about the exciting discovery of the earliest existing bookmark.

MIRAGE BOOKMARK IS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE WORLD BOOKMARK DAY (WOBODA)
The event is celebrated on 25 February annually. Join the manifold activities for its promotion like the
bookmark raffle, contests, bookmark swap and more at the website of 
International Friends of Bookmarks (IFOB) -
www.ifobookmarks.org/woboda




Asim Maner: EARLY FRENCH BOOKMARKS - book 132 pages, First edition October 2014 
 
A documentation of French bookmarks dating from 1800s up to 1969.
 
Click here for details and the order form 
             

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The World of Bookmarks
                           
                             
Web's largest information base on bookmarks featuring:                
History of Bookmarks | Books & Publications | Bookmark Quotes
Essays on Bookmarks | Link Collection | and many more       
 
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The Art of Bookmark
  |  Bookmark Exhibition
  
Outstanding collection of bookmarks from 1850s up to now
with over 150 images are showcased on this exhibition. 
So take your time and enjoy !      
 
 


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     Exchange bookmarks with other collectors
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Let Mirage Bookmark produce for you an unforgettable
customized bookmark for your event or as a customer gift,
as a wedding gift or as a merchandise for your gift shop.
 

I received my bookmark order today. The bookmarks are exquisite! I am glad I ordered so many and will be proud to give them
as gifts as they are unique and of such high quality."   - Nancy W., Seattle, WA

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 Picture Gallery - Most Interesting Bookstores of the World

         

 Picture Gallery - Most Interesting Libraries of the World
 
      

Picture Gallery about Reading

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  Picture Gallery about Reading

 Picture Gallery - Amazing Bookmarks



 
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Mirage Bookmark Picture Gallery

     


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Mirage Bookmark supports

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS OF BOOKMARKS (IFOB) -
www.ifobookmarks.org
IFOB is a nonprofit community of bookmark lovers all over the world and provides on their website all
kinds of information and pictures about interesting bookmarks, the history of bookmarks and about the
WORLD BOOKMARK DAY (Woboda) on 25 February each year.


          

online since February 2001 - Created by Maner Consulting , Switzerland

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BOOKMARKS - by Asim Maner

WHAT ARE BOOKMARKS?
In earlier times there were only bookmarks for books, devices helping to find one's place in a book. Later, in the age of internet a new type of bookmarks emerged which we can call virtual or digital bookmarks, actually a link for another place on the browser. Hence we have to make clear nowadays what type of bookmark we are speaking of. In order to differentiate between the two types of bookmarks, also the bookmarks for books have got new names subsequently. They are called real bookmarks or physical bookmarks or material bookmarks

WHY IS IT DIFFICULT TO FIND PHYSICAL BOOKMARKS ON INTERNET?
Today it is difficult to search for real or physical bookmarks on internet because meanwhile a large majority of the links are relating to virtual bookmarks. Therefore, it is a good idea to combine search terms in a Google search in order to hit more relevant information. For instance, "metal bookmark" or "beautiful bookmark" is sure to exclude most of the virtual bookmarks, whereas "interesting bookmarks" would yield both types of bookmarks without distinction, and of course much more virtual bookmarks according to the higher percentage of them in links.

HOW OLD ARE THE EARLIEST BOOKMARKS?
The earliest real bookmarks have been used by Coptic Christs in their luxury Bibles as early as the 1st century of our time.
The earliest existing bookmark dates from the 6th century and is an ornamented leather bookmark which was attached to a Coptic Bible by a leather strap.

WHAT ARE NON-BOOKMARKS?
Non-bookmarks are objects which initially have not been produced to serve as a bookmark, however, they are used frequently as bookmarks due to their suitable shape or ready availability. The list of frequently used non-bookmarks is long and include postcards, ticket stubs, paper and sales slips, memos, banknotes, photographs, letters and envelopes, labels, religious cards, ribbons and strings, dried flowers, leaves and plants, chocolate and candy wrappings, pieces of leather and fabric and many more. Some of the oldest non-bookmarks are playing cards which have been found in medieval manuscripts in European monasteries. Many of them have been cut to form a heart shape and could be clipped on a book page by a flap cut in the card /source: Karl Heinz Steinbeisser: Lesezeichen sammeln, 2006/. The list of non-bookmarks include also weird objects like a passport, a slice of ham, a sock or a preservative. An interesting collection of non-bookmarks found in used books can be seen on the blog
Forgotten Bookmarks.       

to be continued ... 




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